Presented by the The Business Journals of Texas and sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance Company and Independent Financial, this series features in-depth conversations with Texas business leaders each week. We rotate through Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio to deliver insight from across the state.
Many country clubs were considered dinosaurs prior to the pandemic. But in a post-covid world, families are investing in meaningful experiences closer to home. That's where Dallas-based Invited is seizing the opportunity, transforming the tired clubs of yesterday into thriving social and activity hubs across the country. In this episode, DBJ Associate Editor Alexa Reed welcomes Invited CEO David Pillsbury to share what he and...
The Alamo City's growing tech scene is the focus in this download as SABJ Reporter Zoe Gottlieb welcomes Geekdom CEO Charles Woodin. Austin may get most of the publicity when it comes to Texas tech growth, and deservedly so, but San Antonio's tech community is growing, thanks to a grass roots effort to fund home grown startups. San Antonio Startup Week (SASW) October 16-21 is the focal point of the year.
He started out with a food trailer, a red Vespa, and a dream of delivering delicious tacos across Austin. 17+ years later, that dream is a reality, and beyond. Founder Mike Rypka's unique menu of tacos is now available at over 100 locations in 11 states. In this download, ABJ Managing Editor Will Anderson welcomes Rypka to share his recipe for success, including a return as CEO.
John Simons founded Comicpalooza in 2008 and built it from a few tables to a major event before selling to focus on his true passion of publishing. In this episode, HBJ Managing Editor Jonathan Adams explores the world of comics, events, and publishing with Simons, who has another big event and a new book ready to share.
Concerns this spring of another banking meltdown quickly faded as Uncle Sam stepped in and the failures were contained. But how healthy is the sector in a higher interest rate environment, with increasing regulatory oversight? In this episode, DBJ Associate Editor Alexa Reed invites respected community banking leader Bill Lowe, Chairman, President & CEO of Harmony Bank to offer his candid opinion and outlook
More people in Texas means more homes, and more homes means more of everything else to support, feed, entertain and care for our growing population. In this download, SABJ Editor in Chief Ed Arnold invites Skanska's San Antonio leader Ryan Aalsma to offer an update on the area's construction outlook and cover the importance of workforce development.
In this episode, HBJ Managing Editor Jonathan Adams profiles two of our honorees for the 2023 Most Admired CEO Awards:
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Patrick Duffy, Colliers International
Featured Most Admired CEO Award Honoree:
Khori Dastoor, CEO, Houston Grand Opera
With more companies returning to office, at least in a hybrid work environment, foot traffic in the core of metropolitan cities is on the rise. Space planning has never been more critical, and that's where Austin's Hsu Office of Architecture comes in. ABJ Managing Editor Will Anderson welcomes Principals Michael Hsu and Maija Kreishman for a conversation on Austin's architectural trends, and the influence of Austin s...
The restaurant business was challenging enough prior to the pandemic. Now, the labor market is tighter, inflation is impacting food prices, and restaurant groups are carefully balancing consumer technology with good old fashioned customer service. In this download, DBJ Reporter Alexa Reed gets an update from Edgar Guevara, CEO of M Crowd Restaurant Group, one of the DBJ's 2023 Most Admired CEO's.
Immigration is a hot button issue and a political standoff. So Republican Representative Tony Gonzales reached across the aisle and found consensus with Democratic colleagues on something we can all agree on: Businesses big and small face challenges with a temporary one-year visa. Gonzales and co-sponsors propose the H-2 Improvements to Relieve Employment or HIRE Act, extending that period to three years. In this episode, SABJ Edit...
Edward Logan took over as SportClips CEO just weeks before the pandemic shut down franchise operations in over 1800 locations at that time across the US & Canada. Since re-opening, the Georgetown-based, second generation family business has actually grown its franchise count while negotiation a successful leadership transition from father to son. In this episode, ABJ Managing Editor Will Anderson chats with Logan, who shares ho...
Brenda and Patricia Boral built a successful business in Bolivia, but battled that country's turmoil and dreamed of duplicating their success in America. That dream became a reality, and they bootstrapped their marketing agency on a credit card, hard work, and working with the right clients. In this episode, HBJ Managing Editor Jonathan Adams profiles Brenda and Patricia Boral, partners in Boral Agency.
You know business is good when folks across America are literally begging you to bring your game to town! Dallas-based Topgolf is delivering their unique mix of golf, entertainment and hospitality to an expanding fan base across the nation. But challenges loom: Copycats, competitors and a potential economic slowdown all present challenges. In this download, DBJ Associate Editor Alexa Reed schedules a tee time with Topgolf CEO Arti...
Following the release of his book "American Reboot" in March of 2022, many political pundits anticipated a presidential run by San Antonio native Will Hurd. Last week, he made it official. In this download, SABJ Editor in Chief Ed Arnold revisits his conversation with Hurd upon the release of his book, where Hurd lays the foundation for what would become a run for the White House.
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Rising interest rates, an uncertain office market and an estimated $1.5 trillion in commercial real estate debt coming due by the end of 2025 are all contributing factors in a slowdown. In this episode, HBJ Managing Editor Jonathan Adams calls on Skanska's EVP Matt Damborsky to deliver an update. Damborsky offers direction on how he and other industry veterans are navigating this test, and finding opportunities.
With a focus on preventative care, and described by its CEO as the "Netflix of healthcare", Curative is poised to disrupt the delivery model for care. In this download, Founder and CEO Fred Turner joins ABJ Managing Editor Will Anderson for an insightful conversation that impacts business owners in Austin, and across the nation.
Arlington-based Kinley Construction has been in business for 40 years, and its parent company Kinley Corp dates back 110 years. It would be easy for the sprawling family business to maintain status quo. But instead, CEO Jimmy Kinley is going full speed ahead with aggressive plans to expand the business. In this episode, DBJ Reporter Alexa Reed explores the growth strategy with Kinley, one of our 40 Under 40 Honorees.
Texas Research & Technology Foundation CEO Randy Harig joins SABJ Editor in Chief Ed Arnold to share how TRTF is funding growth of its VelocityTX campus with acquisitions through subsidiary TRTF Community House. The arrangement also benefits closely-held businesses looking to transition ownership.
Curate Capital has created a community of CEOs who actively engage together, bringing ideas and support to the table from women who understand the ins and outs of scaling a business. In this episode, HBJ's Jonathan Adams welcomes Founder and Managing Partner Carrie Colbert to share why she started the investment fund, and what separates it from others.
After a decade of exponential growth, it's time to take a breather and reflect on the past, present and future of the Austin skyline with Kirksey Architecture's EVP and Director of Central Texas David Dalton. In this download, ABJ Managing Editor Will Anderson profiles Dalton, who offers his outlook and shares why sustainable architecture and development is so critical to our future energy needs.
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